James Snell is a British journalist who has written for numerous international publications, including National Review, Prospect, The American Spectator, Middle East Eye and NOW News
Comment: The end of the Islamic State group's occupation of their last Syrian stronghold may be imminent, writes James Snell. But what comes next?
Comment: Assad may elicit support from an international community focused only on fighting IS, but he will never again be able to rule all of Syria, writes James Snell.
Comment: Trump says the Saudis will pay for the safe zones he is planning in Syria. But details are suspiciously thin on the ground, writes James Snell.
Comment: In his recent Times interview, Trump displayed a callous attitude to Syria, and reiterated his deeply flawed plan of a grand US-Russia coalition against IS, writes James Snell.
Comment: Bouazizi's self-immolation is widely recognised as sparking the Arab Spring. On the anniversary of the Tunisian's death, James Snell asks what has happened to the movement's hope and optimism.
Comment: Victory over IS in Mosul may be on the horizon, but could come at a price that is tantamount to defeat, writes James Snell
Comment: The steady stream of recruits from the West to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), are just as ideologically driven as those flocking to join IS, writes James Snell
Comment: As the United States prepares to hold one of the most historic presidential elections in recent memory, James Snell explore how the candidates would fare on foreign policy.
Comment: Politicians used to speak about working towards a common benefit for people of all nations, but today's rhetoric has seen an upsurge in dangerous isolationism, writes James Snell
Matt Sienkiewicz's book 'The Other Air Force' offers a broad-ranging and necessary insight into how the US has sought to influence media across the Middle East, writes James Snell
Comment: The brutality meted out on Syrians trapped in their cities has more in common with Stalingrad than any medieval blockades, writes James Snell.
Comment: For Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Johnson's appointment to Foreign Secretary might be good politics, but it will make for very negative policy, writes James Snell
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